All posts by Andy Strycharski

Miami Jewish Film Festival’s November “Simply Streisand” Retrospective Continues

The Miami Jewish Film Festival, in cooperation with the Miami Beach Cinematheque, will continue its retrospective of Barbra Streisand’s most iconic films throughout the month of November. “Simply Streisand” celebrates four of Streisand’s Academy Award- Nominated films with screenings hosted by special guests. Event Location: Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

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Geostorm, naturally a disaster

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For a disaster movie that shows very few disasters, Dean Devlin’s Geostorm (2017) might be bad, but not a total nightmare of a movie. Gerard Butler plays Jake, the leading man and creator of “Dutch Boy”, a set of satellites designed to control earth’s climate. After a series of technical malfunctions, his brother Max, who now has been given control over the satellite operation, quickly discovers that the errors in the system are not a complete accident. With Jake sent to the space station that runs “Dutch Boy”, the two brothers work together in attempt to prevent a massive Geostorm. Continue reading Geostorm, naturally a disaster

Five Questions with: Nicola Gavioli

Nicola Gavioli is a Professor of the Portuguese and Brazilian Studies Program at FIU, with great passion for his work. Born and raised in Italy, he pursued a language completely foreign to him and made it his own. His rapid embrace led him to treasure not only the language but also the literature and cultural history, moving him to transmit the same passion to his students in the courses he teaches. Currently he teaches two film courses: Brazilian Cinema (POW 4390) and Brazilian Cinema and Human Rights (POW 4391) among a variety of other courses.   

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Five Questions With: Kimberly Morles

Aspiring screenwriter, Kimberly Morles, was an intern for the Film Studies Program at FIU this past summer term. With a passion for cinema and writing, she has published various articles and presented valuable input, reflected in her active participation in the Film Studies Program’s biweekly newsletter. Kimberly’s time spent as an intern allowed her to gain invaluable hands-on experience that she would to share with you, our readers and hopeful future interns.

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Back to School Movie Poll Results!

Back to school season is in full swing! The smell of new books, school supplies sale blowups and “welcome back!” signs plastered on every marquee sign on school lawns have taken over as we close up this exciting chapter of summer. With all this commotion, it’s inevitable to get excited about going back to classes again. Now the possibilities are endless! With a brand new schedule and exciting upcoming events to look forward to, it’s time to begin a new chapter in our lives. The sky is the limit! But as we all know, a new start isn’t always easy. As the time has come to get ready to go back to school, these three movies, according to you, will make it a whole lot easier.

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A Film Geek’s Guide to Florida Supercon Weekend

A Film Geek’s Guide to Florida Supercon 2017

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To all film lovers!!! Don’t miss out on the chance to visit this weekend’s Super Geek Film Festival!! It will showcase some of the most sensational geek films from around the world, host special guest stars, and offer workshops from professional directors, producers, and actors to provide valuable insight to those with an interest in filmmaking. This festival has it all! Purchase your tickets now!

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